What Is the Geneva Writers’ Group?

Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 200 English-language writers from 30 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.

The GWG is a non-profit group with links to International PEN, the International Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the Paris Writers’ Workshop and the International Women’s Writing Guild.

Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Encouragement and support are given to both beginning and published writers.

Meetings are held monthly, from September to June at the Geneva Press Club, with a program of writing workshops, critiquing sessions, and master classes.

Since 1998 the group has held the biennial Geneva Writers’ Conferences, at Webster University, Bellevue/Geneva, welcoming 200 writers from around the world, with a teaching staff, editors, and agents.

Alternating with the Conferences, is “Meet the Agents”, a weekend of presentations, readings, and consultations.



Susan Tiberghien (Chair)

Daniela Norris (Secretary)

Bob Piller (Treasurer)

Katie Hayoz (Administrative Assistance)

Jenny Bew Orr

Alan Harmer

Folake Idowu

Seetha Chinnappa-Sarwal

Caroline Thonger

Kathy Bijleveld

Massimo Marino

The Geneva Writers Group is grateful to its Patrons, Sponsors and Friends.

Fondation de Groot
Hewlett Packard Genève

OffTheShelf English Bookshop
Geneva Press Club

American International Club, Geneva
American International Women’s Club, Geneva
American International Women’s Club, Lausanne
Bergli Books, Basel
BooksBooksBooks, Lausanne
Hello Switzerland
International PEN, Centre Suisse Romand
International Women’s Writing Guild, New York
Paris Writers News
Payot Librairie – Chantepoulet, English Books
Radio Frontier
Stauffacher English Bookshop, Bern
Swiss News